Newspaper editor flees Swaziland for second time after arrest and police torture

Zweli Martin Dlamini, the editor of the Swaziland News, has fled Swaziland (eSwatini) for the second time after being arrested and tortured by police who accused him of sedition. Dlamini told South Africa Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Media Monitor programme on Sunday (8 March 2020) police raided his home after he published articles in the onlineContinue reading “Newspaper editor flees Swaziland for second time after arrest and police torture”

King’s multi-billion fraud, corruption documents hidden in Times emails

Saturday, 29th February, 2020 By Zweli Martin Dlamini MBABANE:King Mswati’s multi-billion fraud and corruption documents has been found hidden in the email servers of the Times of Eswatini, a once independent newspaper that was subsequently captured by the royal family. The documents that forms part of correspondence between Shanmuga Rethenam, the former Chairman of theContinue reading “King’s multi-billion fraud, corruption documents hidden in Times emails”

PROOF: SWAZI KING PAID FOR HIS JET

Richard Rooney Yesterday at 11:51 AM · Some of this story has resurfaced after five years. Here is the original from Swazi Media CommentaryPROOF: SWAZI KING PAID FOR HIS JET20 November 2015 Documents revealed publicly for the first time on Friday (20 November 2015) confirm that King Mswati III of Swaziland personally paid US$9.5 millionContinue reading “PROOF: SWAZI KING PAID FOR HIS JET”

Independent journalism remains the lifeblood of democracy

Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 By Zweli Martin Dlamini Independent journalism whose fundamental objective is to hold those in power accountable to the people remains the lifeblood for a free and democratic society. Indeed, absolute power without accountability manifests to dictatorship and this subsequently result to social, economic and political hardships that impacts the society. ItContinue reading “Independent journalism remains the lifeblood of democracy”

Little drops make mighty ocean: Breast Cancer Network appeals for help to save life of young Swazi

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum July 29 2014 MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum.  Press Statement: Swaziland Breast and Cervical Cancer NetworkContinue reading “Little drops make mighty ocean: Breast Cancer Network appeals for help to save life of young Swazi”

Freedom House Press Release: U.S. Responds to Swaziland’s Lack of Protection for Human Rights

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum June 30 2014 MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also, in promotion of open public debate, encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum. Freedom House — PressContinue reading “Freedom House Press Release: U.S. Responds to Swaziland’s Lack of Protection for Human Rights”

SBCCN Press Release: Can you help save the life of a promising young Swazi woman with breast cancer?

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum June 30 2014 MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum. Swaziland Breast and Cervical Cancer Network — Press Release Continue reading “SBCCN Press Release: Can you help save the life of a promising young Swazi woman with breast cancer?”

Swaziland’s new airport – another side of the story (in pictures)

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum March 12 2014 Swaziland, a country of 1.2 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, unveiled a new airport last week. However news agency AFP said the $280-million airport is “years away from being operational and has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by critics”. During construction, which began 11 years ago, the airport was known as SikhupheContinue reading “Swaziland’s new airport – another side of the story (in pictures)”

Good healthcare an arm’s length away? The diagnosis on Swazi hospitals

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 26, 2013 Georgina-Kate Adams is a British writer and founder of The Seed Africa, a crowdfunding NGO helping to educate girls. She is currently living in Swaziland, where, among other things, she encountered the country’s healthcare system. What can be said of a medical system where you are prescribed drugs without diagnosis?Continue reading “Good healthcare an arm’s length away? The diagnosis on Swazi hospitals”